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JASON BECKSTRAND and Family

On-site day care is coming to the Health Science Center

By Betsy Friauf Jason Beckstrand is a second-year medical student, president of a professional student organization, and an Ambassador for the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. And if that’s not enough to keep him busy, he’s the father of two little boys younger than 4. He and his wife, Jen, are overjoyed about the onsite... Read more »

Nov 16, 2015

Nancy Davis

Combining care with kindness

By Jan Jarvis Daniel Morales came into the world too early and too small. He didn’t get enough oxygen during birth. He had brain damage and cerebral palsy. Nancy Davis first spotted him when he was 3 years old and attending a special education pre-kindergarten class where she was a school psychologist. She could not get... Read more »

Nov 13, 2015

Neurosurgeon alum to share experiences at Brain Tumor Walk

By Alex Branch Prominent spine and neurological surgeon Rob Dickerman, DO, PhD, will be a guest speaker Saturday at the Dallas-Fort Worth Brain Tumor Walk at Trinity Park in Fort Worth. Dr. Dickerman, neurosurgeon at North Texas Brain and Spine Institute in Plano, will share patient stories on behalf of Medical Center of Plano, a... Read more »

Nov 13, 2015

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Forum explores links between health and business

The Better Health Through Economic Opportunity forum is coming to UNT Health Science Center on Thursday and will explore the links among health, education, employment and income. It’s the fourth in a series of 10 forums held around the country by the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Fort... Read more »

Nov 11, 2015

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Honoring “the ultimate connector”

UNT Health Science Center has awarded Michele Reynolds its highest recognition of community service for her commitment to enhancing the university’s outreach and service to Fort Worth. President Michael R. Williams presented Mrs. Reynolds with the VISION Award at a reception of the HSC Society, a new network of leadership donors to the Health Science... Read more »

Nov 3, 2015

Building bridges for new refugees

Hiking at night through the Burmese jungle to avoid soldiers in her war-ravaged country, Emelda Thein prepared to take a step when someone yelled that her foot hovered inches above a landmine. Thein froze, slowly pulled her foot back and realized she’d nearly lost a leg ­– and maybe her life. She was 9 years... Read more »

Sep 28, 2015

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Falls prevention takes the stage with UNTHSC helping lead the way

Grandma fell twice. She wasn’t badly hurt, but her family was shaken. Nicoleta Bugnariu knew what to do. She used her physical therapy expertise to create a rigorous exercise program for her “Bunica,” Romanian for “grandmother.” Dr. Bugnariu, PT, PhD, Associate Dean at UNT Health Science Center, chairs the Falls Prevention Task Force of the... Read more »

Sep 18, 2015

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Helping others despite a shocking diagnosis

Terry Stevenson almost couldn’t believe the words she was hearing about the results of a recent CT scan: “Metastatic cancer ….” But a diagnosis of stage four metastatic lung cancer hasn’t kept her from the job she loves. Stevenson, a Clinic Service Representative Lead at UNT Health Science Center, says she thrives on the work... Read more »

Sep 14, 2015

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UNTHSC to close Sept. 7 for Labor Day

The UNT Health Science Center will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7, for Labor Day. UNT Health clinics and Founders’ Activity Center (fitness center) also will be closed. However, the Lewis Health Science Library will be open. It will have abbreviated hours Friday, Sept. 4, through Monday, Sept. 7. Have a happy and healthy Labor... Read more »

Sep 1, 2015

Hispanic Wellness Fair provides health services to the entire community

The public is invited to a free Aug. 1 health and wellness event with special emphasis on back-to-school needs. The UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth is a founding sponsor of the Hispanic Wellness Fair, now in its 17th year. It’s organized by the Hispanic Wellness Coalition. The fair caters to the needs of... Read more »

Jul 23, 2015